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The purpose of this study was to examine how Panhellenic Greek lettered organizations might choose to haze their new members and how being hazed impacted a new member, physically and mentally. Participants responded to a web-based survey that asked individuals to identify what they believed constitutes hazing, hazing acts they have been asked to engage in, and outcomes of joining a Panhellenic organization. Both new members and initiated members received the survey. For data analysis, participant responses were compared using an Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). New members of Panhellenic Greek-lettered organizations defined organizational unity and mental/emotional instability as an outcome of joining a Panhellenic organization.

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Abd El Nasser A Abd El Razek

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Counselor Education and Human Services


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Confessions of a Sorority Woman: Impacts of Hazing on New Members of Panhellenic Greek Lettered Organizations